While the actual operation gets much of the focus, the success of your knee or hip replacement surgery depends largely on your rehabilitation efforts after the procedure. Because of this, medical researchers have been looking into ways to help keep a person’s rehab on track and prevent setbacks
During a standard hip replacement operation, the surgeon removes part of your hip joint that has been damaged and replaces it with artificial parts that function in the same way as a healthy hip structure. Oftentimes this procedure is performed on one side of the hip, but if both hips are worn and
A hip replacement is a big undertaking, and that’s why it’s so important to have all your ducks in a row prior to the procedure. If you control what you can control prior to your operation, you’ll be setting yourself up for success once your hip replacement operation is complete. With that in mind,
Joint replacement surgery has become much safer in the past few decades, but like any surgery, it’s impossible to eliminate every risk from the equation. One of the risks that most surgeons advise their patients about following a hip or knee replacement operation is the possibility of a blood clot.
The most common reason that someone undergoes hip replacement surgery is to address pain or an altered gait. However, fixing pain and restoring a normal walking pattern aren’t the only benefits of a hip replacement operation. There are a number of little known benefits of the replacement procedure.
For the vast majority of patients, a hip replacement operation is expected to last them for the rest of their life. However, like anything in life, there’s the possibility that an issue could develop in the artificial hip. One issue that some patients complain about is that their new hip makes a
You’ve probably heard that hip or knee replacement can get you back to doing the things you love like cycling or golfing, but did you know a replacement operation may also be able to help improve your marriage? A recent study by Dr. Michael Tanzer, the chair of orthopaedic research at McGill
A hip replacement operation can be the first step in helping you live a pain free life and getting back to doing some of the activities you love, but it’s also a significant surgery that will require weeks and months of recovery. The rehabilitation journey after hip surgery will be both rewarding